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    The Human Microbiome
    The Germs That Keep You Healthy
    Library Bound
    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2017
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-8568-6
    AR Quiz #: 182228
    AR Points: 4.00
    ATOS Level: 8.70
    Lexile Level: 1150
    SRC Reading Level: 11.5
    Pages: 112
    Trim Size: 7 x 9
    Dewey: 612
    Reading Grade Level: 8
    Interest Grade Level: 7-12
    Ages: 12-18
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    DESCRIPTION Rebecca E. Hirsch
    Trillions and trillions of microbial cells live on and inside your body. A small number of these microbes are unhealthy germs. But most belong on your body and perform essential jobs. Microbes help digest your food, protect you from dangerous germs, and help your body fight disease.

    Using techniques such as DNA sequencing, scientists are uncovering the many secrets of the human microbiome. Scientists are learning how the foods we eat and the medicines we take, such as microbe-killing antibiotics, can affect the bugs in our bodies. They are learning more and more about this system that keeps us healthy and how we can protect it in return.


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    Bibliography, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Online Resources, Source Notes, Statistics, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Rebecca E. Hirsch, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books about science, nature, and geography for children. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at www.rebeccahirsch.com.
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    Awards for this Title
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Junior Library Guild Selection
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    VOYA
    "This book is a valuable resource for readers looking for easily understood information on this complex topic."—VOYA
    School Library Journal
    "Unexpectedly informative and up-to-the-minute in research, this is a nifty look through a clear window at our unsuspected personal passengers. Consider this in-depth resource for reports and students who are not easily made squeamish."—School Library Journal